What to Know About Taking Private Golf Lessons

Taking private golf lessons is a great way to learn more about the golf swing and put your game on a path toward lower scores. However, simply taking lessons isn’t a guarantee that you are going to get better. In the end, it is up to you to learn from what the teacher has to offer you and apply it to your own swing. Only once you are able to truly understand the lessons, and put in the practice time to engrain them to your swing, will you start to see real results.

If you are considering signing up for lessons to get your game moving in the right direction, there are a few things you should know. Once you review the following points, it’s time to find the right teacher and get to work.

  • You need to ask questions. The teacher should be able to lead you in the right direction, but you will get more out of the experience if you ask questions and pay attention closely to the answers. If you have trouble remembering details, take notes or ask the instructor if they would be willing to write out specifically important parts of the lesson.
  • Practice between lessons. You won’t get better sitting on your couch, so get out and practice what you have learned between lessons. If you take a series of lessons with the same teacher, each one will build on the one before. By failing to practice, you will not be able to make progress and might not be able to keep up with the more advanced lessons at the end of the series.
  • Find a teacher you are comfortable with. There are many good teachers out there, but they won’t all be right for you. Have a chat with any potential golf teachers that you are considering, and see if you have a naturally comfortable discussion that is easy to engage in. If you aren’t comfortable with someone, move on and look for a teacher that suits your personality and style.
  • Don’t expect miracles. Golf is a hard game, and improvement can take a long time, even with good instruction. Keep your expectations in check and look for small victories along the way. If you keep focused on the long term goal and work hard on what you have been taught, it is a good bet that better scores will be in your future.